It is our Annual Friends of Hera Membership Drive!
Your financial support for the last 45 years helps us to continue bringing timely, engaging contemporary art and ideas to South Kingstown and the state of Rhode Island. Thank you.
May 17, 2019
Dear Friends of Hera,
In the spring we hold our annual membership drive for the Friends of Hera. Who are the Friends of Hera?you may ask. Hera Gallery has received financial support from our community for 45 years and this is an important part of our total income. We have loyal supporters who have donated to the Friends of Hera since our founding in 1974 and value that we provide our community with contemporary art in all media, provoke thoughts with timely themes such as our recent exhibition SHAME, provide opportunities for elementary school, high school, and college students, and engage the public with events such as the Creating Together series. Our recent exhibitions have been covered in The South County Independent, Art New England and Artscope. Karen Greco writing about South County galleries in SO Rhode Islandsuggests that: “For more provocative work head to Hera Gallery in Wakefield.”
In the past year we collaborated with the URI Honors Colloquium on Gender, Voices, Actionand exhibiting artist Becci Davis wrote: "Hera Gallery is an essential part of the culture of South County, Rhode Island. It is one of a few organizations in South County outside of academic settings that regularly feature diverse artists working with Contemporary content and media. Having a gallery in my own community where I know that I will always be able to see timely work and participate in relevant programming is incredibly valuable to me."
We also collaborated with the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and Dr. Katie Sharkey, Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine and Science wrote:“Collaborating with the Hera Gallery on the Our Voices/Our Choices Art Show provided a great opportunity for the Office of Women in Medicine and Science at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University to bring a discussion of the medical humanities and wellness to our community… We would be delighted to join forces with Hera again in the future to explore the intersections of art and science.”-
Please remember that all our exhibitions and events are free and open to the public and we offer Friends of Hera a 10% discount on purchases of art. We appreciate all donations and hope that you will consider joining or renewing your membership today.